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Athletics / Community

Human error causes flood in Shipley Center

Human error caused a minor flood at the front entrance of the Dana Hall Shipley Center on January 22. Campus Safety Director Tom DiGiandomenico explained, “A sprinkler head burst in the North Entrance vestibule of the Shipley Center. This happened on a very cold day. Apparently, the outside door was […]

Community / Opinion

Dana Hall needs more and better menstrual supplies

Imagine entering a Dana Hall bathroom and seeing an organized tray filled with high-quality menstrual products ready for use. An efficient menstrual supply system in school bathrooms can make female faculty and students feel supported and comforted. Period supplies should be freely and abundantly provided in Dana Hall’s bathrooms to […]

Arts

Red (Taylor’s Version) was one of the best albums of 2021

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her newest album, Red (Taylor’s Version), on Friday, November 12th. And it is amazing. The mix of Taylor’s now more mature, adult voice and the never before heard “from the vault” tracks makes the re-recorded album even better than the already incredible original 2012 version. According […]

Athletics / The Nation and the World

U.S. Women’s Soccer levels the “paying” field

On Tuesday morning, The U.S. Soccer Federation released a joint statement with the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) announcing a settlement agreement of $24 million, thus ending their equal pay dispute. Now, the two “are proudly standing together in a shared commitment to advancing equality in soccer.”  In March 2019, […]

The Nation and the World

Looking back on the Capitol attack of January 6

January 6, 2022, marked the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Last year, as Congress was certifying the results of the 2021 presidential election, supporters of then-President Trump stormed the Capitol building, forcing members of Congress to take shelter. This event was connected to the deaths of […]

Academics / Community

Ms. Funk brings some spunk to the Dana Hall community

Ms. Lauren Funk is new to the Dana Hall community as a 9th-grade Western Civilizations teacher. Ms. Funk began teaching in 2007, after receiving her undergraduate degree in Justice and Law from American University.   Ms. Funk never thought she would be a teacher. After four years of studying law, […]

Community

Learning about Learning Lab

Dana Hall offers students many opportunities to get the resources they need to succeed. One of these resources, introduced six years ago, is Learning Lab. According to Ms. Kim Stewart, one of the two Upper School learning specialists, “Learning Lab is a small space for students to get help from […]

Community

The mystery of the pond fountain

In Fall 2021 Dana Hall saw the return of a fountain that was installed in the campus pond almost six years ago but has not been run in recent years. We’ve all seen the pond turn green in the warmer months, and, according to science teacher Gary Fadden, the pond […]

Community

Big changes come to Allston and Brighton with Jackson Mann closure in June 2022

Jackson Mann K-8 School is a public magnet school in Allston. The school is closing this June, which will affect the Allston/Brighton neighborhood dramatically. There will be one less school and no Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) community center in the area. ​The Boston Public Schools (BPS) system […]

Community / Opinion

Boarders, let’s work on sustainability in the dorms

With the dorms fully open after over a year and all boarders back on campus, the dorms have begun producing more unnecessary waste. This includes food waste in the communal kitchens and water waste in the bathrooms.  Food waste takes place in the communal kitchens, personal rooms, and shared trash […]